The Sip

Finally, a wine club tailored to your taste

For about 50 years, Sunset has been bringing you our recommendations for wines to drink with your favorite weeknight dinners, at special holiday meals, and even around a campfire. And you’ve trusted us to lead you to the good stuff. But, as wine editor Sara Schneider often reminds staff here, wine is very subjective and there is never a wrong […]

3 perfect crisp white wines for summer sipping

When the weather turns warm and daylight stretches longer, it’s all about sipping a crisp white. Not only is it the refreshing cure-all for heat, but it also plays perfectly with light summer fare. Looking for some new bottles to try, as well as what to serve them with? Look no further than these superb summery selects from our Firstleaf […]

Perfect pairings for your summer BBQs

Here in the West, grilling outdoors is a year-round lifestyle—but even we can admit that grilled food simply tastes better when it’s enjoyed with friends and family at a summer barbeque. And preferably with a few bottles of good wine on the table too.

What to sip: The world’s best beer is a pale ale from Olympia, WA

The world’s best beer is made in the Northwest. And that’s not just boastful brewers’ hyperbolic pride. Olympia, Washington–based Fish Brewing Company’s Beyond the Pale Ale was named the Best Beer in the World at the 2015 World Beer Awards, beating out more than 1,000 competitors from 30 countries. That’s right, the original home of Olympia Beer—proclaimed the West Coast’s best brew […]